Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) pressures Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) during the second quarter at Ford Field.(Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Andrew Luck and Donnie Avery got together on a
14-yard score on the final play of the game as the Indianapolis Colts shocked
the Detroit Lions, 35-33, at Ford Field on Sunday.
The Colts (8-4) were down by 12 points late in the game, but went on two
straight scoring drives that Luck capped with touchdown passes to help the
team win for a sixth time in the past seven games.
Luck finished the game 24-for-54 for 391 yards with four touchdown passes and
three interceptions, while also totaling 33 rushing yards on three carries.
Avery caught two of the scores, while LaVon Brazill and Coby Fleener each
caught a touchdown pass in the win.
Detroit's Calvin Johnson continued his fantastic run with 13 catches for 171
yards and a touchdown. The NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November,
Johnson had a career-high for catches in the game and tied an NFL record with
his fifth straight game of at least 125 receiving yards.
On the season, he has an NFL-leading 1,428 yards and is 420 yards from the
league record set by Jerry Rice in 1995.
Matthew Stafford passed for 313 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on
27-of-46 attempts, while Brandon Pettigrew also caught a touchdown pass for
the Lions (4-8), who have dropped their past four games to kill any chances of
consecutive playoff appearances for the team.
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